The Posh Under 23s celebrate scoring a goal

Posh Women Under 23s to face Liverpool Federation Reserves in the League Plate Final.

Peterborough United Women Under 23s face FAWNL Reserves Northern Division side Liverpool Federation Reserves in the final of the Reserves League Plate at Broadhurst Park (home of FC United of Manchester) on Saturday afternoon (12pm).

The Under 23s reached the final after a strong 1-0 performance over QPR Reserves in the semi-finals back in February, courtesy of a first half spot-kick from Tilly Sands. Opponents Liverpool ran out 4-1 winner against Southampton Women Reserves thanks to three early goals in the second half.

Team News

Michael Allsebrook confirmed that he has a strong squad at his disposal with Bronte Cooper and Amani Mushtaq the only absentees as they both continue to recover from injury The Under 23s defence will need to watch out for Forward Sophie Coward who has netted an astounding 30 goals in 22 appearances this season for Liverpool Federation Reserves.

From The Gaffer

Speaking to Posh+ ahead of the game, Micheal Allsebrook said, “We know that on our day we are as good as most sides. It’s up to the girls to take everything they have learnt this season and apply it to a scenario with pressure and brilliant reward at the end. These are the games that show who has the mentality to perform at their best when the pressure is on and we are looking forward to testing ourselves in that environment. But we are also aware that our season isn’t defined by Sunday and we have many more exciting games coming up between now and the end of the season.”

Live Updates

Updates of the game will be available on The Posh Women’s X account (@theposhwomen), with post-match reaction also on the website.

By Lauren Shiels